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April 26th, 2007

Equipment changes spur endless debate

At the forefront will be exotic materials. Shaft manufacturers are turning to what they term nanotechnology to improve stability and durability in ultra-light shafts. Expect to see similar different composite materials in club heads as well. Weight distribution and, as we have already discovered, club head shape will be at the forefront of new designs.

It remains to be seen if the equipment companies will be able to convince players that they need to continue to upgrade their equipment. With the clubs as light, long, and lively as they can be, it is easy to believe that one of three scenarios will emerge. The rules of the game will give-in to advances in technology, the companies will work within the current rules on advances we can't yet fathom, or there will be a "shakeout" within the manufacturing industry.


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